Pyogenic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint.

Ken Okazaki, K. Sasaki, S. Matsuda, I. Yuge, K. Omiya, H. Kido, H. Ueda

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Abstract

We herein report the case of a 68-year-old man with diabetes who developed pyogenic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint after spinal injection. We performed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), technetium 99 methylene diphosphonate scintigraphy, and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for this patient. MRI showed a lesion in the facet joint and no evidence of spondylodiscitis. CT showed a swelling of periarticular soft tissue around the facet joint. Bone scintigraphy showed a characteristic vertical uptake. In particular, SPECT was able to clearly confirm the location of the infection. An infection of the facet joint has only been rarely reported, but we recommended that this area should be carefully evaluated whenever a patient develops an infection of the lumbar spine after a spinal injection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-224
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

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Zygapophyseal Joint
Arthritis
Spinal Injections
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Radionuclide Imaging
Infection
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Technetium Tc 99m Medronate
Discitis
Spine
Bone and Bones

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Okazaki, K., Sasaki, K., Matsuda, S., Yuge, I., Omiya, K., Kido, H., & Ueda, H. (2000). Pyogenic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 29(3), 222-224.

Pyogenic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint. / Okazaki, Ken; Sasaki, K.; Matsuda, S.; Yuge, I.; Omiya, K.; Kido, H.; Ueda, H.

In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.01.2000, p. 222-224.

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Okazaki, K, Sasaki, K, Matsuda, S, Yuge, I, Omiya, K, Kido, H & Ueda, H 2000, 'Pyogenic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint.', American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 222-224.
Okazaki K, Sasaki K, Matsuda S, Yuge I, Omiya K, Kido H et al. Pyogenic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.). 2000 Jan 1;29(3):222-224.
Okazaki, Ken ; Sasaki, K. ; Matsuda, S. ; Yuge, I. ; Omiya, K. ; Kido, H. ; Ueda, H. / Pyogenic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint. In: American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.). 2000 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 222-224.
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